European stocks closed higher on Thursday after an onslaught of earnings, but Spanish stocks underperformed to close lower.» Read More
José Manuel Durao Barroso, former president of the European Commission and visiting professor of international economic policy at Princeton University says that it would be "a huge mistake" for the euro zone to allow one country to bend the basic euro zone rules.
European markets ended slightly lower Monday as investors focused on fresh Russian sanctions from the European Union and negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro zone over its debts.
Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma, discusses its recent earnings results, adding that the volatility in currency has had a huge impact on business.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Michael Gallagher, director of research at Idea Global, says we're getting closer to a deal, hopefully within the next week.
Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma SE says "we want to be the fastest sports brand in the world," while discussing its 2015 marketing costs and hiring of superstar, Rihanna.
50 Shades of Grey has been released this Valentine's Day weekend. Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.com talks about the retail sales around both Valentine's Day and the film.
European equities closed higher on Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers out of the euro zone and the prospect of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia.
Euro zone GDP data has boosted by 0.3 percent. Peter Dixon, economist at Commerzbank, says that Germany's GDP data has given the euro zone data "a real lift," however "I'm skeptical" on whether it can be sustained.
Jeff Largey, head of European metals and mining at Macquarie Capital, discusses whether the pressure on the price of iron ore will continue and comments on the state of ArcelorMittal.
Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of strategy team for European equities at JPMorgan Asset Management, says it's very difficult for equity markets to price in geopolitical events, who discusses the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire.
Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, says now is not the time to be buying distressed assets, for his company.
How will Pernod Ricard address the China slowdown? Gilles Bogaert, CFO of Pernod Ricard, says things are gradually improving, while adding how they hope to address this for the better.
European equities ended higher on Thursday with investors cheering a peace deal agreed between Ukraine and Russia following an escalation of violence in the region.
Renault has reported a sharp rise in 2014, in terms of its profits. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, talks about 2015's predictions and its market in Russia and Brazil.
EDF has missed on its expectations. Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF, says they expect their strong performance on nuclear output can be repeated year-on-year.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says that it's clear that for the euro zone it was "18 to 1", saying that they are willing to extend the program, but Greece must commit to the structural reforms.
Riksbank has cut its key rate to negative levels. Stefan Ingves, governor of Riksbank discusses the decision, adding that they are "ready to do more" in terms of their policy measures.
Discussing the cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says "we're seeing more elements of state control" with Russia trying to do everything to save its economy.
Riksbank has cut its key rate to negative levels. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, agrees that Riksbank does have to do more and explains what they need to do.
Norsk Hydro reported its best earnings since restructuring in 2007. Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says the operational improvements within the company have helped its results.